- The expansion of extractive industries is closely linked to the rise of murders of activists, argued the report.
- Related: A Voter’s Guide to Hillary Clinton’s Policies in Latin America
- Related: Justice for Berta
Supporters carry the coffin of slain environmental rights activist Berta Caceres after her body was released from the morgue in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March 3, 2016. | Photo: Reuters
25 October 2016 | The number of human rights activists and environmentalists killed in Latin America has dramatically skyrocketed in recent years, found a report called "El Riesgo de Defender," or the Risk to Defend, released Tuesday by Oxfam, while extractive projects have spread in rural and Indigenous areas.
"The region has fallen into an unthinkable spiral of violence, and this must stop. Too many lives have been lost, and harassment against human rights defenders continues with impunity. It is time for governments to take action, with no more excuses or delays," said Asier Hernando, Oxfam's Regional Deputy Director in Latin America and the Caribbean, reported Common Dreams.
TeleSUR (La Nueva Televisora del Sur) is multi-state funded, pan–Latin American terrestrial and satellite television network sponsored by the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Bolivia that is headquartered in Caracas, Venezuela.
Oxfam is an international confederation of charitable organizations focused on the alleviation of global poverty.
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A Voter’s Guide to Hillary Clinton’s Policies in Latin America, Greg Grandin, the Nation
- Support for coup regimes, militarization and privatization, trade deals that wreak economic havoc—they reveal the failure of Clintonism.
- Related: "She's Baldly Lying": Dana Frank Responds to Hillary Clinton's Defense of Her Role in Honduras Coup
Justice for Berta, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
- Honduran authorities say they are pursuing murder charges for the March 3rd killing of the environmental and Indigenous rights activist.
- "Berta no se murió; se multiplicó – Berta didn’t die; she multiplied."
- Part 1: Military and Energy Company Officials Arrested for Murder of Berta Cáceres
- Part 2: Slain Activist Berta Cáceres' Daughter: US Military Aid Has Fueled Repression & Violence in Honduras